Fart cookies are simple to prepare and offer a nice blend of chocolate, peanut butter and oats in every bite.
Fart Cookies: A No-Bake Treat with a Quirky Name
these cookies have long been misappropriately named. They are often called no bakes, but in our house, we have renamed it…the fart cookie.
Why the fart cookie? The combination of oatmeal, peanut butter and cocoa when combined together forms a unique and rather distinct combination in the stomach which by morning causes an orchestra of noises at the breakfast table. Don’t get me wrong. This cookie is delicious!
The magic of fart cookies lies in their effortless preparation, requiring no oven or baking expertise. The recipe calls for a handful of pantry staples, including oatmeal, cocoa powder, and a binding agent like peanut butter.
The ingredients you will need are:
- cocoa powder
- peanut butter
In a saucepan you will bring the sugar, butter, cocoa powder and milk to a boil.
Once the mixture comes to a rapid boil, remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla, peanut butter and oatmeal.
Finally you'll drop the cookies by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet and allow them to set up.
Tips and Tricks for Making Fart Cookies
- For a chewier texture, use quick-cooking oats.
- To add a touch of whimsy, decorate the cookies with sprinkles or drizzle them with melted chocolate.
Frequently Asked Questions
The exact reason for the name "fart cookies" remains unclear. Some suggest it's due to the cookies' tendency to cause digestive discomfort, while others attribute it to the interaction of ingredients that produce gas in the stomach.
Though they share the name and some characteristics with traditional cookies, fart cookies are more akin to no-bake granola bars. They lack the crispness and crumbliness typically associated with cookies, but their chewy texture and delightful flavor make them a popular treat.
While they contain oats and peanut butter, which offer some nutritional benefits, fart cookies are also high in sugar and fat. Moderation is key to enjoying these treats as part of a balanced diet.
These cookies taste amazing and are so delicious! If you are looking for other great no bake recipes you will love trying our seasonal apricot coconut no bake cookies or my personal favorite peanut butter white chocolate no bakes.
- 2 cups sugar
- ½ cup butter
- 2 tablespoon cocoa
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 3 cups oatmeal
- In a large saucepan set to medium heat, bring to a rolling boil the sugar, butter, milk and cocoa. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat and add peanut butter, vanilla, and oatmeal and stir until well blended. Spoon by tablespoons onto waxed paper and let set until cool.